Friday, 27 June 2014

COVER REVEAL: Insurmountable Author: TE White

Title: Insurmountable
Author: TE White    
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Insurmountable Book Blurb
This isn’t some happy love story. If you want that, try something else. No, I own this nightmare and would have never guessed it could have happened to me.
My life is painstakingly puzzled out. And if I have to admit it, I fall for Red the first time I see her. In fact, she is the first of many things for me and maybe my last. She is the reflection of my happiness and the beginning to my end. She is the stain that covers my heart in the color of her blood-red hair.
Thoughts of her consume me and continue to bombard my mind like ricochet gunfire. So what can possibly go wrong, you wonder? A humorous chuckle escapes me, in case you didn’t hear it. Yeah, I can tell you, but you will judge me unfairly. This you need to hear from the beginning, so you know all the facts and feel what I felt. Maybe even sympathize and not give me your scorn. Then maybe you can possibly… possibly comprehend the enormity of my crossroads.
You have to know I never planned or meant for any of this. It isn’t my fault. It’s someone else’s sins that have efficiently destroyed my life in one fell swoop. My name?
My name is Tade Astor and happiness for me is insurmountable.
*Warning – this book contains explicit sexual situations and may not be suited for everyone.

T.E. White resides in New Jersey and is avid reader who spends stolen moments in time writing stories that will possible shock you, but hopefully in a good way. Writing isn’t a new dream and something T.E. White has been compelled to do. The ultimate goal is to entertain you and create provocative thoughts in your head. The fantasy is to create stories you love. Hopefully all will be achieved. When not writing, T.E. White can be found daydreaming about new stories, watching fantastic TV shows/movies, or spending time with family.
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A riptide of emotions clamped down on my throat rendering me unable to speak. I wanted to reach for Reagan’s hand before I let my own fall away. Stunned, I’d been unable to do anything but stare at the mouths that had continued to speak. However, the ringing in my ear prevented me from hearing a coherent word.
A single ember burned a chasm down my cheek. The blazing hot tear was as unfamiliar as it was appropriate given the situation. My world had burned to ash with the things said and not said in that room.
I felt like a foreigner while the walls moved in on me like a house of card ready to fall. Claustrophobia had set in and finally I faced the woman behind me. 
“Don’t,” I said, watching Reagan’s horror. She gazed at me like I was a monster. The stranger reflected in her eyes wasn’t me. “Please.” It was almost pathetic how I pleaded. How the mighty had fallen. I felt their pity and scorned them for it.
One woman had made me weak and I hated it and didn’t care all at the same time. She was it for me. If somehow they succeeded in poisoning her with their blasphemy, I would live my life a lonely and broken man. No way could I survive without her.

Friday, 20 June 2014

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Kaprice Potter began reading romance at a young age, starting with Anne of Green Gables.  Swooning over the story of Anne and Gilbert, she dreamed of someday marrying a man that would be her best friend. 
Now living in rural Minnesota with her husband and three children, she still likes to lose herself in those stories, and she has started writing them as well.  And as a mother to young boys, she alternates between fear that they will be the bad boys every girl dreams of, and hope that she will be able to teach them that romance is not only in fiction.

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Braided Strings Synopsis :

CARA WYATT fell in love with her best friend.

She’d been afraid to share her feelings with him, until one day, when an impulsive decision gave them the opportunity at a relationship that they’d been denying for years…

DELANEY BLAKE was in love with Cara from the moment he met her. 

He knew she relied on him, but Cara didn’t realize he relied on her just as much. However, he had plans. A strict outline of what his future should be, and he was determined to make them happen.

When Delaney was faced with having to choose between her and his future, he panicked, and Cara pushed him away believing it was better than facing potential rejection. 

More than a year later, she has to risk facing that rejection, and even worse, anger for the SECRETS she kept from him when it all fell apart…

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

Sebastian is out there somewhere and Clary, Jace and friends are under the constant shadow of war. There is pain and destruction, darkness and sorrow and nothing will be the same again. We follow their journey into the pits of hell, where they will face loss and sacrifice but will it make any difference to the rest of the world. Without shadow hunters, can the human world survive?

In the last instalment of the Mortal Instruments, we not only follow Clary and Jace, but it would seem every single person we have met on this 6 book journey along with a few new faces. It starts with action and continues for the most part in the same vein. We are introduced to Emma Carstairs at the very beginning and it is obvious that she will be an important part of this story and others. What I found in this one, with Cassandra Clare’s need to tie everything and everyone together, we are constantly jumping from one person’s point of view to another. We see how Maia is doing, Simon, Raphael, Magnus, Emma, Luke, Alec, Sebastian and of course Clary and Jace. For me it felt disjointed, yes we know that this war affects everyone, but do we really need to hear everyone’s thoughts on this, see everyone’s opinion?

As always the writing is great, the pace on the whole moved with an ease that I couldn’t believe I had read so much in one sitting. Once in the demon realm, things slowed down and after another round of knowing that everyone was at the verge of death, we finally got to the main battle. And yes I did shed a tear, but at the end of a series like this I wanted a little more closure. It left so many questions unanswered, let us know who the new enemy would be, and who would be fighting it. To me it felt that the author was using her success on this series to introduce us to a new project. Surely she could have introduced the new threat in her new books.

I am not saying I disliked this book because I didn’t, and maybe because the first three books captured me completed, I expected a little more, but it was a good read. I love the author’s style of writing, even admire it and like everyone who has fallen for characters in books, I wanted more. I suppose I had my own thoughts as to how it would end, and when it didn’t quite finish that way, I was a little disappointed.

On the whole this is a great series and I have loved reading them. If you are a fan then of course you will enjoy the final chapter of the long and wonderful journey.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Shore Series - COVER REVEAL

M.R. Joseph is a best selling author who chose to use Silver Lining Events for her Cover Reveal Party and for her Release Day Party scheduled for June 27th beginning at 9 p.m. EST. The event on Facebook is sure to be fun and very exciting. So, as part of the package for Joseph, I'm featuring her on my blog. In her own words, I'm going to let her tell you about herself and her books!

I'm a book nerd turned writer who loves the 'Happily Ever After' mixed with a bit of suspense, drama, and the occasional cliffhanger! My Kindle is glued to my hands most of the time, but I still love the look and feel of a paperback book. My love of books  brought me on my writing journey. I began writing my first book in July 2012 and since that time I have created 2 series. The first series 'The Reunion Series' debuted in November 2012 and two books followed, those being stand alone novels. My new series 'The Shore Series' released in March 2014. The first book is entitled 'Giving In' and four books will follow in that series. When i'm not writing, you'll never see me in front of the T.V. Curled up with a good book id where you'll find me. I am huge Indie Author fan and supporter.
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Reunion (Book 1)

Savannah Garrett had always had a good head on her shoulders.  She was well-educated and had a fantastic teaching job at a prestigious school in Boston.  Her life was just where she wanted it to be until she returned to her home town in the suburbs of Philadelphia for her 10 year class reunion.
Seeing old friends and reminiscing about her high school days was expected. Seeing her first love after five years was not.  Can she handle seeing Sam Reynolds after all this time and could she get through the hurt and pain their past relationship had caused?
Can there be a second chance for Savannah and Sam or would a deep, dark secret destroy their chances of happiness?

You Belong With Me (Reunion Series Book 2)

What happens when a man falls in love with his best friend? How does he convince her to love him in return if she has no idea that his feelings run so deep?
Carter London has everything a man should want, a blooming career as a sexy rock star, a loving family, women who adore his model-perfect looks, and great friends. What he doesn't have is the love of the girl who stole his heart nine years ago.
Casey Colbert is the converse-wearing epitome of the girl next door. She's smart, beautiful, and best friends with Carter London. She knows all there is to know about her sex-on-a-stick best friend, except the well-guarded secret of her holding the key to his heart.
Carter returns to his hometown of Indian Shores, Florida for his ten year college reunion, to profess his love to Casey. Unfortunately, he discovers her heart is already spoken for by none other than Jordan Reid, who is gorgeous, sweet and insanely rich.
Carter vows to use his time back home to win over the one woman who can set his world on edge with just a glimpse of her smile. Will Casey see the love that's right in front of her eyes? Or will the mistakes of his past and his obsession with loving her overwhelm the girl who already has it all?

Letters To Luca (Reunion Series Book 3)

The course of true love never did run smooth~ Shakespeare
Leighton Parks~
I only wrote the love letters to my high school crush for fear if he truly knew my identity, I would be rejected. I wasn't the most confident girl in my school, and he was well... he was Luca Ferro. How could he ever be interested in a shy, book worm like me? That's why I wrote them. To tell him all the feelings I had for him. When I stopped writing the letters, I never imagined that 10 years later they’d come back to change my life, forever.
Luca Ferro~
I always believed in soul mates, finding that one true love. And I found her, my letter girl, but never knew who she was. She was a mystery. Her letters, her words, meant more to me than anything. I searched for her, thought of her day and night, but never found her. I gave up on the idea of finding the missing piece to my puzzle—that is until she walked right into my life and I didn’t know what hit me.
A chance encounter brings Luca and Leighton together ten years later at their high school reunion. Will past secrets threaten to destroy their futures, or will love be written in the stars for them just as it was in Leighton’s letters?
 Giving In (The Shore Series Book 1)

Raphael Cruz doesn't do it. He just doesn't. Cruz doesn't fall in love. He's a "get in and get out" kind of guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he's done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn't exist in his world. But that could all change with a wink of a girl's eye... And one hot-as-hell romp in a bar bathroom.
Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She has the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn't have is the luxury of being someone's first choice in the game of love. She always comes in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings. Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes, no matter how hard she tries to hide them. That is until she's reunited with the one guy who can ignite the spark in her heart that's been extinguished for so long.
With sunny days, heated nights, and love lingering in the air in the beach town of Sandy Cove anything can happen. Especially when fate steps in for Harlow and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?

Second book in The Shore Series coming soon!
Cover Reveal Party on Facebook brought to you by Silver Lining Events
June 11th at 8:00 PM EST

My name is Raphael Cruz. I was once a man made up of only flesh and bone. Never feeling, just existing. I indulged in the pleasures that others gave to me, and those I gave to them. That's all it was—pleasure. Physical pleasure. No emotions, no attachments. I didn't need all those feelings, didn't want them. There was no longing for love, no longing to let anyone in. Until I found her. And I gave in.
Harlow Hannum showed me what love was all about. I savored it and held it close, not even knowing I really wanted it in my life. She made me feel loved. She made me accept love. She taught me how to love in return. My heart was open to it all.  My heart was hers. It belonged to her. But, she never knew. And then lies, deceit and betrayal forced me to lose the one thing that made me more than a man who just existed.
I should have told her I loved her when I had the chance. I should have told her I gave in to all the powers that love possess.
Will I ever have the chance to tell her? Will my past mistakes never give me that chance?
I need her to know.
I want her to know...
I'm in...

Monday, 2 June 2014

Times are a changing

It has been a strange and fun filled ride finishing the trilogy for the Sword of Idis series. I started to write when my children went into full time education and it was simply something that I enjoyed doing, so wrote for fun. Who would have guessed where my interest would take me?

I don't pretend to be the next big thing, I know my books aren't that good, but they are not that bad either. The community I now have is amazing. Of course people want you to buy their books and there is a competitive edge, but the independent authors really do try and help each other as much as they can.

During the experience there has been a huge learning curve and I now realise that I went into this blind. I had no idea what to expect and how much it would impact on my time. The writing is minimal compared to the amount of marketing and promotion you have to do, and I know that I have not spent the time needed to sell my books. The best way would be to be prepared, work out a marketing strategy, work out who your audience are and make sure you are targeting them. Easier said than done of course, or maybe not, A marketing strategy ... what's that!!

Recently changing my book covers, I hope that I have given my books a lift. Personally I think they look great.

Book three will be out soon and I can only hope that it will produce reviews of the same caliber from the first two, though maybe one or two more would be nice. 

I will still be writing, whether people want to buy it or not, I am enjoying myself way too much to stop right now. It also keeps me sane, you could say its my hobby and it makes me happy. Is there a point to this I here you cry ... actually I don't think there is. Just thought you should know what is rattling around in my head, which obviously isn't much if you are reading this. 

Maze Runner - James Dashner - Children suriving against the odds, again.

When the noise of the lift wakes Thomas, all he can remember is his first name. He is not the only one. When the lift opens, he finds himself in the Glade. It is a walled compound that holds dozens of boys and there only memory is from the moment they appear in the lift. They have no idea how they arrived, what is on the outside and what awaits them if they ever get out. It is not going to be easy, they are surrounded by a maze, that shifts its walls every night and where the Grievers wait to tear them to shreds.

They don’t know much, but still work as a unit to survive and try and find a safe way out. Thomas becomes an instant threat, he is different. There is something that makes the other boys suspicious and nothing he can do can change their minds, especially when things stop working and the end of their existence looms just over the horizon.

I was looking forward to this book. Yes it is another young adult read and yes, it is about a group of children, but I surprised myself when I quickly thought I couldn’t read anymore about kids trying to survive against the odds. Everything had such a familiar feel to it that I just wanted to finish it. There was nothing wrong with the writing style, it flowed well, read at a nice pace but I didn’t feel it, didn’t really care what happened to Thomas or his friends. You knew where it was going, only not how many would die trying to escape.